Thursday, December 1, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Andrea Mantegna 1431–1506

Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Detail Madonna and Sleeping Child


Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Adoration of the Magi


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) The Holy Family with Saint John 1500



Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Presentation at the Temple c 1460

Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child c 1490


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Saint


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna with Child with Saints Jerome and Louis of Toulouse. Central panel from the Altarpiece of St. Zeno of Verona Detail


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Joseph, Elizabeth, & John the Baptist 1485-88


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Cherubin


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) The Holy Family 1485

Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Virgin and Child between St. Jerome and St. Louis of Toulouse, c. 1455


Attributed to Andrea Mantegna (Italian painter, c 1431–1506) Madonna and Child with Saints 1490

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.